Bathe at Your Own Risk: Seventeenth-Century Hygiene

At Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Ideas about what it means to be clean and how best to achieve it have changed dramatically over the centuries. Join a park educator to learn why the once-popular practice of bathing fell out of fashion in Europe during the early modern period. Discover the techniques that seventeenth-century Europeans and their colonial counterparts used to clean themselves and the pivotal role that clean linen played in pursuit of proper hygiene.


  • October 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • October 30, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • October 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM